Eligibility: The Designing Happiness Nursing Scholarship Competition (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Contest is open only to full or part-time nursing students or recent graduates (within 6 months of the entry deadline) at a licensed and registered nursing program in the United States. Applicant must be in good scholastic standing at the time of application. Contest is void where prohibited by law. Employees of koi Design LLC, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Applicant (“Applicant”) agrees to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of koi Design LLC as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Contest.

Contest Period: Applications will be accepted online starting on September 27, 2016, 12:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time and ending March 31, 2017, 11:59 pm, Pacific Daylight Time. All online entries must be received by March 31, 2017, 11:59 pm, Pacific Daylight Time. The recipient of the scholarship will be announced by June 30, 2017, with the award given out by August 1, 2017.

How to Enter:
APPLICANT: An Applicant enters the Contest by completing the online Application Form at The completed application form must contain the name and contact information (i.e., home address, email address and phone number) of the applicant as well as the name and address of the Nursing School where the Applicant is enrolled or graduated from (within the last 6 months). (The Applicant must also provide a school transcript as evidence of enrollment or graduation diploma or certificate, if requested.) In addition, the Applicant must provide either a short video or written essay (600 words or less) explaining how the Applicant represents Compassion, Passion and Fashion. Optionally, applicant may also include information in the essay about his/her need for the scholarship and how it will be of benefit in furthering his/her education. Applicant may also submit one or more letters of recommendation. The Applicant must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified. Applications that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of koi Design LLC. An Applicant may not use multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If an Applicant uses fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, the submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of koi Design LLC.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT (“RECIPIENT”): One Recipient will be selected from the pool of eligible Applicants to receive the Designing Happiness Nursing Scholarship (“Scholarship”). This is a one-time, non-renewable grant. Total Scholarship cash value: $5,000. An additional $500 allowance for koi clothing and accessories will also be awarded upon graduation. If the applicant has already graduated, koi clothing/accessories will be granted at the same time as the $5000. No cash or other Scholarship substitution shall be permitted except at koi Design LLC’s discretion. The Scholarship is nontransferable. Any and all scholarship-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Recipient. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Recipient is permitted. Acceptance of Scholarship constitutes permission for koi Design LLC to use Recipient’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Odds: The odds of being awarded the Scholarship depend on the number of eligible Applications received.

Recipient Selection and Notification: One Recipient will be selected annually by a committee of judges appointed by and under the supervision of koi Design LLC, from the pool of eligible Applications. Applications will be judged on the essays, videos, letters of recommendations and information provided in the Application forms. Criteria judged will include the Applicant’s essay or video explaining how he or she represents the attributes of Compassion, Passion and Fashion. The Applicant’s need and/or reasons for benefitting from the scholarship may also be a factor. Recipient will be notified by email or telephone within five (5) days following selection of Recipient. koi Design LLC shall have no liability for Recipient’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Recipient’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information.  If Recipient cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 30 days from the time award notification was sent, fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Recipient selected. Receipt of the scholarship offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY RECIPIENT (AT koi DESIGN LLC’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN RECIPIENT’S DISQUALIFICATION AS RECIPIENT OF THE CONTEST, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS RECIPIENT WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED. The Grand Prize is non-transferable.

Rights Granted by the APPLICANT As an Applicant, by applying for the scholarship, you understand and agree that koi Design LLC, anyone acting on behalf of koi Design LLC, and koi Design LLC’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Contest, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes, without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.

Terms & Conditions: koi Design LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond koi Design LLC’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, koi Design LLC may select the scholarship Recipient from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by koi Design LLC. koi Design LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. koi Design LLC has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Contest, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Contest rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, koi Design LLC reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Limitation of Liability: By participating in this contest as an Applicant, you agree to release and hold harmless koi Design LLC and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any scholarship or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

Disputes: THIS CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, Applicant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the koi Design LLC website. To read the Privacy Policy, visit

Recipients List: To obtain a copy of the Recipient’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: koi Design LLC, 1757 Stanford Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Requests must be received no later than 8/31/17.

Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Contest is koi Design LLC, 1757 Stanford Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

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